Dead Man's Handle Cocktail

Dead Man’s Handle
Dead Mans Handle

Dead Man's Handle

The Dead Man's Handle Cocktail. It is the best name for a cocktail, except for maybe Satan's Whiskers. The Dead Man's Handle is actually an emergency shutoff function invented for trains. When the conductor raised his hand off this switch, it would automatically un press and shut down the train so that if the conductor was ill or dead, the train would stop safely.
However, this Dead Man's Handle Cocktail first came to our notice by Steve the Bartender's video, but before we make the cocktail let's talk about the ingredients.


You will first use Aperol; this orangey goodness full of herbal notes and sweet bitterness is perfect for this cocktail.
The second thing you will use is a little bit of Blanco Tequila, aka Silver Tequila or White Tequila.
Thirdly some homemade Orgeat Syrup, an almond, and orange syrup
Lastly, you will need lime juice. We'll use that as a garnish if I have enough lime leftover, but Tahini, a Mexican spice, is the proper garnish.



  • Add all ingredients to the shaker tine.
    1.5 oz Blanco Tequila, .75 oz Aperol, .5 oz Orgeat Syrup, .5 oz Lime Juice
  • Dump all contents into your glass and add crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and some Tajin Spice.


Serving: 3.25oz | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg


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